By Dominic Brannigan
September 15, 2014
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Author Notes: The staple in my houseDominic Brannigan

Serves: 4


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 Carrots Diced
  • 2 Stalks Celery Diced
  • 1 Medium Carrot Diced
  • 2 cups Water
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Star Anise
  1. Heat large Pan over medium heat, when hot add 2 tablespoons olive oil and cook vegetable til soft. Add ground beef till browned. If you want tor have a little wine left over add it and let boil away.
  2. Add canned tomatoes and water, and star anise, and lower heat. Reduce by half remove Anise and add salt and pepper to taste.

Bechamel Sauce

  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 Rind of Parmesean Cheese (optional)
  1. Bring milk to low boil in sauce pan over medium heat. Add butter and Flour and mix till blended with spoon.
  2. Remove from heat. Add Rind and salt and let infuse till ready to use.

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